Joe Biden apologizes after losing his temper at CNN reporter

The American president lost his cool in the face of journalist Kaitlan Collins who questioned him about his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

After meeting face-to-face for the first time since taking office with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday June 16, Joe Biden lost his temper when faced with a legitimate question from a journalist . The US president later apologized.

“You have the wrong job!”. This is how Joe Biden concluded his muscular exchange with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins. During this press conference , the latter asked the American president why he thought that Putin would “change” his behavior. The President of the United States then raised the tone. “What the hell do you do all the time?” Biden said during the exchange. “Let’s be clear. I said that what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts and it diminishes their position in the world ”.

The American journalist did not lose his cool and developed his question: “At this press conference after sitting with you for several hours, he denied any involvement in cyber attacks. He played down human rights violations. He even refused to pronounce Alexey Navalny’s name. So how was this a constructive meeting, as President Putin said? ” 

Before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington, the US president apologized for “playing the smart thing”. He approached the journalists present to declare: “I owe an apology to my last interlocutor”. A mea-culpa as fast as his loss of cold blood.

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